Escalante Petrified Forest

State Park - Utah

Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is located a half-mile (0.8 km) north of the town of Escalante, Utah. A visitor center was built in 1991, and features displays of plant and marine fossils, petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones over 150 million years old (Upper Jurassic Period). The Petrified Forest Trail is a one-mile (1.6 km) loop, winding up the side of a mesa to the top where most of the fossil wood occurs. Logs two feet or more in diameter are seen at several places along the trail where it is eroding from the conglomerate capping the mesa. A 50 foot (15m) log is displayed near the trail head and is one of the most complete fossil logs known from the Morrison Formation.

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maps

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of Escalante Ranger District in Dixie National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).Dixie MVTM - Escalante 2019

Motor Vehicle Travel Map (MVTM) of Escalante Ranger District in Dixie National Forest (NF). Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Escalante Ranger District in Dixie National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,Dixie MVUM - Escalante 2021

Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) of Escalante Ranger District in Dixie National Forest (NF) in Utah. Published by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS).,

Visitor Map of Burr Trail Scenic Backway and Wolverine Loop Road at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (NM) in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).Grand Staircase-Escalante - Burr Trail Scenic Backway and Wolverine Loop Road

Visitor Map of Burr Trail Scenic Backway and Wolverine Loop Road at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (NM) in Utah. Published by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).

Official Visitor Map of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) in Arizona and Utah. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Glen Canyon - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) in Arizona and Utah. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

brochures

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.Utah State Parks - Field Guide

Utah State Parks Field Guide. Published by Utah State Parks.

Escalante Petrified Forest SP https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/escalante-petrified-forest/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Escalante_Petrified_Forest_State_Park Escalante Petrified Forest State Park is located a half-mile (0.8 km) north of the town of Escalante, Utah. A visitor center was built in 1991, and features displays of plant and marine fossils, petrified wood and fossilized dinosaur bones over 150 million years old (Upper Jurassic Period). The Petrified Forest Trail is a one-mile (1.6 km) loop, winding up the side of a mesa to the top where most of the fossil wood occurs. Logs two feet or more in diameter are seen at several places along the trail where it is eroding from the conglomerate capping the mesa. A 50 foot (15m) log is displayed near the trail head and is one of the most complete fossil logs known from the Morrison Formation.

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